Well, if you’ve seen my posts before here, you’ll probably know all about the fun & games I’ve had getting any form of internet service to work where I live.
1 - We live in a valley and can’t get wireless broadband coverage.
2 - We’re on a DOMO radio phone system, not fixed line, so sub-dialup speed (if any) there.
I have a laptop and a Movistar 3G broadband connection. I now normally sit in my van out in the campo viewing the nearby antenna on top of the Parapanda mountain. So long as I’ve line of sight of that mountain, my connection speed is good (circa 1-3mbps). I’ll also go to one of the hotels near Loja where there are WiFi hotspots, as it’s a little bit more comfortable than sitting in the van, I get a good steady connection speed, and I can get a coffee at the same time!!
Anyway, now I’m back online, I’m looking to update my website - http://www.granadapropertyreform.com
Given time is always of the premium when I can access the net to use the online website design application that is included with my Bravehost.com account, I’m looking for something that I can download and use offline, then upload pages to the FTP facility.
Ideally I could do with something that’s WYSIWYG as my HTML knowledge is still fairly basic (but has a html editor included), easy to use, plus something that’s free and downloadable.
Any links or suggestions for free, downloadable web design software will be greatly appreciated. The only one I’ve seen so far is NVU (http://net2.com/nvu/) - but I’m looking for more if anyone knows any.
Yes, I could pay someone to maintain my website, but I run a tight ship financially (especially in the current climate) and I’m a small business. I prefer to update and manage my website myself so that I can instantly make any changes or updates as I see fit, without the need to wait for a third party.
I have also managed to make the website search engine friendly with the help of the following website - http://www.jimboykin.com - and it’s surprising how simple it can be to improve rankings on the main search engines such as Google, MSN & Yahoo. Obviously jurdyr and The Expatriator here at SpainExpat are pretty clued up when it comes to search engine rankings, as whenever I search for anything in Spain or about Spain, this website is up amongst the top searches, always!
So, back to my main request - if you know any decent free website design software, that can be used offline, please post any info here.
Thanks in advance